Inside the Pentagon - October 12, 2017

Pentagon proposes phased takeover of background investigations

October 11, 2017 |
Justin Doubleday
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The Pentagon is poised to manage background investigations for military personnel, civilians and contractors under a new plan proposed to Congress, but industry groups have lined up to oppose the move. Taking over from the Office of Personnel Management, the Defense Department would assume responsibility for the background investigations of all DOD-affiliated personnel in three phases over a 36-month period, according to an Aug. 22 report to Congress obtained by Inside Defense . The implementation plan was required by the...

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